What do you do when there’s an earthquake?
Well, the safety rules all depend on where you are.
If you’re in a car, stop the car and stay inside. If you’re outside, find an open spot, far from power lines. If you’re inside, and your building is damaged, get outside right away, in case it collapses on you…
Unless you’re in China, under lockdown, that is. Then the safety rules don’t apply.
Case in point: The politburo in Beijing dictated last week that Chengdu go into lockdown — maybe just for a few days, they said. we’ll see how it goes.
Then, on Monday, there was an earthquake in the area, estimated at 6.6 on the Richter scale.
If you were in Chengdu, like many of the other 32 cities currently under various lockdowns, you couldn’t leave your apartment building. Doors are locked — in some cases, maybe even welded shut, just to be sure.